Bar chart showing average daily cigarette consumption by age group in 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.In 2020, average daily cigarette consumption varied significantly by age group.16 Consumption was lowest among smokers aged 15-24, at fewer than 9 cigarettes per day (CPD), compared to a high of 13 CPD among smokers aged 25 through 54 (Figure 1.9).

Between 1999 and 2020, average daily cigarette consumption appears to have decreased overall in all age groups, though least among smokers aged 25-34 (Figure 1.10). A general pattern of increasing consumption with increasing age (though often a slight drop after 55) held for most years between 1999 and 2020, although with some variation.


 Line graph showing average daily cigarette consumption by age group from 1999 to 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.